About Us

Who We Are

The St. Louis Chapter of ARMA is a chapter of the Association of Record Managers & Administrators (ARMA) International.  Our Chapter serves professionals in the St. Louis, surrounding areas of Missouri, and neighboring cities of Illinois who are interested in governing information as a strategic asset.  Due to the growing needs of Information Governance in today’s organizations, we are committed to providing educational and networking opportunities to over 80 Chapter members in all areas of Information Management and Governance.
 

What Is Information Governance?

Information Governance (IG) is a term to describe the combination of processes and procedures from Records and Information Management (RIM), including newer issues such as privacy, access controls and other compliance issues.  While RIM was originally based on physical artifacts and later-on electronic information, it dealt primarily with the creation, retention, storage, and disposition of records.  IG goes beyond those still important elements of information and extends to policies for security, authenticity, and discovery. RIM was primarily developed to deal with information that was either still in physical form or took-on a document form in the electronic world, while IG goes beyond that and considers more structured data from line-of-business systems and the very unstructured information from email, instants messages, and social networks.

An IG program implementation should involve the entire organization to create policies at the enterprise level and provide the necessary enforcement in each location, department, or repository of information, records, and files.

 

Our Mission

  • Advance records and information management as a discipline and profession

  • Organize and promote programs of research, education, training and networking in the profession of records and information management

  • Support the enhancement of professionalism of the member of the Chapter

  • Promote cooperative endeavors with related professional groups

Our Members

Our local organization is over 80 members strong and includes records and information managers, information governance professionals, archivists, corporate librarians, document imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, educators, and software/services vendors.

Region

The St. Louis Chapter is part of the Midwest Rocky Mountain Region (MRM) of ARMA International which consists of thirteen chapters and over 900 members. MRM provides our board members with guidance, support and an opportunity to network with other chapter board members.
 

ARMA International

ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on governing information as a strategic asset.  The association was established in 1955. Its approximately 27,000+ members include information managers, information governance professionals, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers, consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and more than 30 other countries around the globe.

The mission of ARMA International is to educate, advocate, and provide resources that enable professionals to manage information as a critical element of organizational operations and governance. The St. Louis Chapter of ARMA closely aligns itself with this mission, and strives to provide its members with quality educational opportunities.

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